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Exceptional set of Cuba “Souvenir” playing cards, with photographs in oval frames, made in Cuba by an unknown maker, c.1935. The Dawson/Hochman Encyclopedia dates them c.1930, but the box has a very clear and complete tax wrapper that reliably dates this particular set c.1935. Again, not to be repetitive, but this set is not by USPC or another U.S. card maker. They were made in Cuba.

The deck has 52 suited cards, plus a Joker. The square cornered cards are slightly wide, measuring approximately 88mm x 62mm, “approximately” because the cards have been cut by hand. They come in the original box.

The cards are “as new,” although there is extremely light ink transfer from the red of the backs to the faces of some of the cards – an inherent part of the card making process and the storing of the cards, and not the result of an external insult. The box, never very sturdy, is in excellent condition, with slight shelf wear and light soiling on the sample card.

Reference: Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.272, SU3.

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Cuba “Souvenir” Playing Cards, Unknown Cuban Manufacturer, c.1935

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